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Men’s Pennant – Round 1 – March 17

Round 1 kicked off today with a Division 3 recording a handy 4/3 victory over the strong Woorayl side. Grant McRitchie and Captain Chris Indian pulverised their opponents, Andrew Henley won in his first outing in the LGC shirt and ever reliable Bryan McCorkell outstayed his opponent for a 2up victory to see the team home.

Division 5 had a convincing 5/2 victory over the Welshpool team that were promoted from Division 6.   Captain John McLennan has the boys firing early.

Division 1 had a tough start to the year with a number of regulars out for the week, but stand in players Ryan Thomas, John Wheatley and Mark Lafferty recorded win at our top level of pennant golf in our 4/3 loss to Philip Island.

We are, nonetheless, well on track for another 3 finals appearances.

South Gippsland Pennant – Div 4 Final & Season Summary

The Leongatha Golf Club Men’s Pennant teams are sponsored by:

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Division 4 Final @ Korumburra GC – Lost 3-4 Vs Meeniyan GC

Match Report by Captain: Andy Bassett

On Sunday 17th May the LGC Div 4 Pennant Team played the Meeniyan Golf Club team in the final.  In beautiful weather and on the soggy but otherwise picturesque Korumburra Course the Team went down 3-4 in a close encounter.

Our core players of Mark Boler, Mark Anderson and Peter Jaspers again performed well winning tight matches, Mark Boler going through the season undefeated which is a mighty effort.  Our two juniors Tim Boler and Ryan (Rock) Thomas met seasoned opponents and unfortunately went down 3&2 whilst our number one player Gary Peters also went down 4&2.

As Captain I didn’t have the stamina to complete a revival in the back nine and finished with a 4&3 loss.  I’m sure we all rue some of the shot making and missed puts that we later mulled over at the post mortem. Not to forget Ian Barlow, Fred Debont and Barry Stevens who also played games which got us to the final.

Overall we had a great season with four players who had never experienced senior pennant golf and none of us had played finals before.  We are mightily encouraged by the quality of our two juniors. We all learnt some lessons about golf and in particular, pennant golf & match play.  I encourage more of you to consider engaging in pennant next year.

Last but not least many thanks to Pennant Coordinator Dan Poynton and our coach John Payne for their support and programmed lessons each week which made a difference on most occassions when the chips were down.  It was great to see our supporters at the final today and it does make a difference knowing you have the support of the Club you are representing. It was just a pity we couldn’t drag one more win over the line today….but wait for next year…we’ll be back.


  • Gary Peters Lost 4&2
  • Peter Jaspers Won 4&2
  • Andy Bassett Lost 4&3
  • Ryan Thomas Lost 3&2
  • Mark Anderson Won 5&4
  • Mark Boler Won 6&5
  • Tim Boler Lost 3&2

Season Summary

Well another pennant season has been run & won.  Huge congratulations to our Division 4 side for making the final, and to come so close to bringing home the pennant & shield.  They were almost undefeated, but unfortunately suffered losses in the last round of the season and the final.  A tough way to complete a really positive season.

This season saw our club field sides in all 4 divisions of the South Gippsland District Golf Association pennant competition.  A huge thank you goes out to all the guys that committed to the season to play, particularly those who played out of position week in week out in Div 1 & 2.  We had a total of 40 members play at least one pennant match which is a great thing for our club, and we had many who committed to the whole season which is even better!

The pennant competition is a really important one for the district and is something that I am committed to reviving a bit of energy about throughout our club.  Whilst we didn’t see success in Div 1 or 2, we were highly competitive and when we lost it was very close with most weeks being 3-4 losses having had matches finish on the 17th, 18th or 19th hole – these matches could have gone either way.  Our Division 3 side were in it up to their eyeballs until the last round where unfortunately our guys needed to rely on results falling our way to make the final – it didn’t quite happen for us.

Our weekly practice sessions were a huge success, many thanks goes to John for his tireless commitment to helping out our sides.  I think its evident that they make a difference, the Div 4 side each week had the most participants at practice, and interestingly… made the final!  Hopefully this will set the example for other teams next season.  We will continue to make this as accessible as possible to fit with peoples work commitments.

My sincere thanks to the team captains – Div 1: Peter Rayson, Div 2: Bruce Hutton, Div 3: Chris Indian & Div 4: Andy Bassett.  Its been great to have you guys as sounding boards throughout the season.

As per last year I’ve been keeping a tally & recording the scores to decide our player of the year.  It gives me great pleasure, and its probably no surprise given this player’s results throughout the year:

The Leongatha Golf Club, Pennant Player of the Year is Mark Boler.

Congratulations Mark.

Please click here for the full results table & the rules of how the results were calculated.

Thanks again to everyone, and we look forward to a more successful season next in 2016.  It was pleasing to hear on the weekend that the SGDGA will be asking for feedback from the clubs as to the structure of the pennant competition going forward.  Our club will be asking for feedback from the pennant players – this can be given to your team captain, and then we’ll call a short meeting of the team captains, myself & our club captain to formulate our club response.

Happy hitting, I look forward to seeing you all out on the course.

Dan Poynton
Pennant Coordinator


South Gippsland Pennant – Round 7 Match Summary

South Gippsland District Golf Association Men’s Pennant Rd 7 – Sunday 03 May 2015

The Leongatha Golf Club Men’s Pennant teams are sponsored by:

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Division 1  @ Lang Lang GC – Lost 2-5 Vs Meeniyan GC

Match Report by Captain: Peter Rayson

The last round was played against Meeniyan in perfect weather conditions at Lang Lang with the course presented  accordingly. Lang Lang is easily one of the best courses around second only to our own.  As has been the case all season, we were able to push our opposing team to a close finish, unfortunately losing two close matches at the top two positions meant we ended up going down 2-5.

Tom Williamson and myself chalked up  maiden victories  for the season at positions number seven and six respectively. Peter Dowling put his best foot forward for the team playing with an injured back but found the going difficult with his restrictions. President Chris playing at number two pushed his opponent all the way but lost a close one on the last hole with the Meeniyan player showing great touch and leaving his downhill approach putt next to the hole.


  • Tom Sorrell Lost 2&1
  • Chris Leaver Lost 1Dn
  • Anthony Sparkes Lost 4&3
  • Peter Dowling Lost 7&5
  • Rod McKenzie Lost 5&3
  • Peter Rayson Won 3&2
  • Tom Williamson Won 3&2

Division 2 @ Lang Lang GC – Lost 2-5 Vs Foster GC

Match Report by Captain: Dan Poynton

Our Div 2 side fronted up to Foster at Lang Lang on Sunday with a completely different looking side to normal.  A full side of fill-ins, with one exception – me, but still being 1 player short meant we were up against it already 1 match down, it also meant that everyone had to play up the order 1 spot too!

Thank you very much to the guys who put their hands up to play, and thank you to the 43 members that I rang & messaged on Saturday arvo/evening trying to find the elusive 7th player (I counted them all and can verify that 43 people were called!).  If I didn’t call you and you feel aggrieved reading this – I’m sorry but my phone ran out of battery!! Haha.

On the course, it was a very tight match with many of the matches oscillating between being up & down throughout the round – a credit to our guys considering Foster have made the final.

Ben battled away hard, having barely played in the past 12 months & up against a single figure handicapper whilst he’s off 16-  to get to the 16th hole was a great effort.  Ian Murchie also battled on, and although at one stage was well & truly down got some late wins on the board before ultimately running out of holes.  Having only just started playing again since recovering from a broken hand Darryl went awfully close to a win losing on the 17th – a really tough dog leg par 4 to a well bunkered green, Darryl reud a missed opportunity to ultimately lose the hole & match.  In my match my opponent & I both had moments of glory and other moments where we just looked at each other and laughed – however it was very tight.  A few missed putts cost me a few holes leaving me 2 down with 3 to play after being up through the middle of the round.  Thankfully a birdie on our 16th got me back into the match and I managed to take it to the 18th… where I blew it by blading a bunker shot into the scrub over the green.  A disappointing way to finish against an opponent off a handicap off 5ish.

Our saviors for the day were new member Matt Bowey who admirably won on the last hole playing in the #1 position after knocking his tee shot on the par 3 to about 3m.  Glenn Marsham was a big winner comfortably getting up 5&3.  He played a solid match with some great scrambling saving many par’s from some tight positions – I’d love to see you as a regular pennant player Glenn!!

Well done guys, and again, sincere thanks for putting your hand up to play.


  • Matt Bowey Won 1Up
  • Darryl Matthews Lost 2&1
  • Dan Poynton Lost 2Dn
  • Ian Murchie Lost 6&4
  • Glenn Marsham Won 5&3
  • Ben Farrari-Mela Lost 4&2
  • Walk Over – Lost 10&8

Division 3 @ Leongatha GC – Lost 3-4 Vs Wonthaggi GC

Match Report by Captain: Chris Indian

Unfortunately, when the season was on the line we had a few fellas not quite able to seal their matches in must win games.  Very much like last 2 weeks, we went down in a close affair to Wonthaggi 3-4.

We could have clinched victory with one of 2 matches – with Brendan Simon’s opponent being off 5 Brendan managed to take him to 18 and unfortunately lost, we also had Dean Brown going down on 19.

Winners were Bryan McCorkell 5&3, Chris Indian 3&2 and saving the best till last Al Adcock 7&6 who apparently was only 1 over the card after 12 holes, a great effort!

Just before I sign off for this year a big thanks to all the guys who committed and came through for me this year lets hope we can finish our year next season with a pennant.  Best of luck to div4 in 2 weeks bring it home guys. LETS GET THERE and support them!


  • Brendan Simon Lost 1Dn
  • Allan Adcock Won 7&6
  • Dean Brown Lost 19th
  • John Dalton Lost 5&4
  • Chris Indian Won 3&2
  • Bryan McCorkall Won 5&3
  • Colin Bear Lost 4&3

Division 4 @ Woorayl GC – Lost 3-4 Vs Woorayl GC

Match Report by Captain: Andy Bassett

In our last match before the final, the Div 4 team suffered its first loss going down 3-4 to a tough Woorayl team at Woorayl.  This is no disgrace as the home team advantage (I think) at Woorayl is massive considering the speed and shape of the greens and knowing how and where to approach them from.

Mark Boler again anchored our efforts with another win – the only player to compete in every game with a win this year and well done to him. Ryan Thomas again showed why he is called ‘The Rock’ after outplaying his senior opponent on the 19th in a close fought tussle. Ian Barlow also played very tough golf to secure a 2&1 win against a very handy golfer. Ian has now qualified to play for the Div 4 finals team as part of the risk management strategy to ensure a full team for the big game.

Close losses were experienced by Mark Anderson (1 down), Gary Peters (3&1 down) and Peter Jaspers (2&1) and I yoyoed around to finish 5&3 down.  Whilst licking our wounds I know this will encourage us to rethink how we could have played our opponent differently should we have the chance.

In the end though we are playing in the finals in two weeks time on Sunday the 17th May (location as yet unnamed) and we hope to emulate the Div 4 Teams of recent years to bring home the shield.  Win or lose I know we (including Barry and Fred) have already had a great year and have uncovered some future stars of the LGC.  I call on members to come down (wherever that may be) on the 17th and share in the experience of pennant golf and in particular, support the Div 4 team.


  • Peter Jaspers Lost 2&1
  • Gary Peters Lost 3&1
  • Andy Bassett Lost 5&3
  • Ryan Thomas Won 19th
  • Mark Anderson Lost 1Dn
  • Mark Boler Won 19th
  • Ian Barlow Won 2&1

Results of the other matches and division ladders can be found on the South Gippsland District Golf Association website.

The final fixture & venue has been announced, see this here on the South Gippsland District Golf Association Website.

South Gippsland Pennant – Round 6 Match Summary

South Gippsland District Golf Association Men’s Pennant Rd 6 – Sunday 25 April 2015

The Leongatha Golf Club Men’s Pennant teams are sponsored by:

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Division 1  @ Wonthaggi GC – Lost 3-4 Vs Korumburra GC

Match Report by Captain: Peter Rayson

Sunday saw us competing against a similar strength side in Korumburra at Wonthaggi . Once again the team showed great spirit in all contested matches but we fell agonisingly shore with a 3 / 4 loss. Tom Sorrell again proved he will be a player  ‘correction’ is a top line player, who is going to keep improving under the guidance of his caddy / coach Dad Steve with a victory over the Burra’s top player Steve Bromby.

The comment was made that the contest was for the wooden spoon but there is a quiet confidence in the team that we can defeat last years premiers in the final round at Lang Lang that could see us rise up the ladder. Sparkesy is playing some solid golf with another victory at number three and is pushing President Chris for a spot at number two. There will be some considerable thought going into the line up as with the correct pairings we have the talent for the win.


  • Tom Sorrell Won 1Up
  • Chris Leaver Lost 3&2
  • Anthony Sparkes Won 5&3
  • Peter Rayson Lost 2&1
  • Matt Bowey Lost 4&3
  • Peter Dowling Won 5&4
  • Tom Williamson Lost 2&1

Division 2 @ Foster GC – Lost 1-6 Vs Wonthaggi GC

Match Report by Captain: Bruce Hutton

Leongatha Golf Club’s division 2 played against Wonthaggi at Foster on Sunday 26th. Only one of our team managed to win.

Congratulations to Russell Williams continuing on his excellent performance was our only successful winner. He finished in style winning 1 up and playing number one for the team. The course was in good condition and the rain held off all day.

The rest of our team did their best but unfortunately Grant McRichie, Ian Murchie, Dan Poynton, Barry Attwood, Bruce Hutton and Nathan Wardle were all unsuccessful. We did have a couple of close ones with Grant losing on the 19th hole and Bruce losing on the 18th hole, Wonthaggi were just too strong for us on the day.

A special thanks to Dan and Ian filling in for the team at last minutes notice. Unfortunately this loss prevents us from making the finals, but winning is not everything, representing the club is what it is all about. This coming Sunday we play against Foster at Lang Lang. Congratulations on division 3 and 4 having convincing wins. Bad luck to division 1 going down but doing their best against very strong opposition.


  • Russell Williams Won 1Up
  • Nathan Wardle Lost 6&4
  • Bruce Hutton Lost 1Dn
  • Barry Attwood Lost 5&3
  • Dan Poynton Lost 7&5
  • Ian Murchie Lost 3&2
  • Grant McRitchie Lost 19th

Division 3 @ Phillip Island GC – Lost 3-4 Vs Phillip Island GC

Match Report by Captain: Chris Indian

After a very tight match against Phillip Island at Phillip Island we lost 4-3 with the deciding match going to the 20th,  hole bad luck to Gordon Morrison.

Winners for the day were Brendan Simon 2&1, Brian McCorkell 4&2 & Rob Rumian 4&3.

We can still make the final but need to win & have another game fall our way…. does this feel like a touch of déjà vue for those of us who played in div4 a few years ago… I hope so because there was a great result at the end


  • Brendan Simon Won 2&1
  • Allan Adcock Lost 4&2
  • Gordon Morrison Lost 20th
  • John Dalton Lost 5&3
  • Chris Indian Lost 4&2
  • Bryan McCorkall Won 4&2
  • Robert Rumian Won 4&3

Division 4 @ Wonthaggi GC – Won 6-1 Vs Welshpool GC

Match Report by Captain: Andy Bassett

Today our Div 4 Pennant Team secured their place in the Pennant final with a strong win over Wonthaggi at Meeniyan Golf Club.  Played in cold and showery conditions both our junior guns had strong wins with Ryan solid down the middle from the 1st Tee off leading to an early finish with an outstanding 9&7 win and Tim overcoming an early slump to win comfortably 5&4.

Mark Anderson (W- 5&4), Peter Jaspers (W-5&4) and I (W-4&2) consolidated the win.   Mark Boler had looked comfortable being 2 up with a few to go but after almost snatching defeat from the jaws of victory  losing on the 18th and was forced into the play off. With some encouraging advice from his new caddie (Tim) Mark regrouped and held his nerve and won on the 19th.

Fred de Bondt stepped in as a replacement for Gary Peters who was a last minute withdrawal. Fred was dissappointed that he went down 3&2 but I thank him once again for stepping up to the plate for the Club.  I know that his opponent had to pull out some extrodinary chip ins and one putts to make the difference.


  • Peter Jaspers Won 5&4
  • Fred De Bondt Lost 3&2
  • Andy Bassett Won 4&2
  • Ryan Thomas Won 9&7
  • Mark Anderson Won 5&4
  • Mark Boler Won 19th
  • Tim Boler Won 5&4

Results of the other matches and division ladders can be found on the South Gippsland District Golf Association website.

Women’s Pennant Results 27/4/2015

Section 1 Leongatha 4 defeated Foster 1 at Leongatha
Toni West lost to Barb Warren 8/7
Helen Fraser defeated Gale Tyers 1up
Wendy Parker defeated Beth Curram 5/3
Sharyn Rayson defeated June Eddy 5/4
Trish Owen defeated Deb Williams 4/3

Ladder Points Games
Leongatha 20 21
Meeniyan 12 16 ½
Foster 8 12 ½
Phillip Island 8 10

Section 2 Leongatha 1 lost to Wonthaggi 4 at Wonthaggi
Maxine Eabry lost to Di Grimmond 5/4
Dot Stubbs lost to Anne Tschiderer 3/2
Meryl Findlay lost to Jan Jeeves 5/4
Di Williams lost to Irene Walsh 2/1
Colleen Touzel defeated Jan Beaumont 3/2

Ladder Points Games
Korumburra 16 14 ½
Wonthaggi 14 17
Leongatha 14 16
Lang Lang 8 11 ½
Woorayl 8 9
Meeniyan 0 7

Section 3 Leongatha 3 defeated Korumburra 2 at Phillip Island
Pat Pease defeated Carrie Harding 4/3
Julie Tuck defeated Heather Grist 2/1
Julie Howard defeated Marg Young 7/5
Coral Gray lost to Barb Twite 3/2
Marea Maher lost to Kath Welsh 2/1

Ladder Points Games
Foster 16 20
Leongatha 16 18
Phillip Island 16 17
Wonthaggi 6 8 ½
Woorayl 4 4
Korumburra 2 7 ½

Section 4 Leongatha 3 defeated Welshpool 2 at Leongatha
Deb Miller defeated Rachael Brown 3/1
Marianne Leaver lost to Di Walker 5/3
Loris Clark defeated Jen Delaney 2/1
Shirley Welsford defeated Karen Barwick 4/3
Helen Mackenzie lost to Peta Barlow 4/3

Ladder Points Games
Leongatha 20 23
Foster 18 14 ½
Welshpool 8 16
Lang Lang 2 6 ½

Congratulations to all pennant players for a great effort this season.  2 flags, 1 close second and 1 close third.

Loris Clark

Pennant Manager

South Gippsland Mens Pennant – Rd 5 Match Reports

South Gippsland District Golf Association Men’s Pennant Rd 5 – Sunday 19 April 2015

The Leongatha Golf Club Men’s Pennant teams are sponsored by:

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Division 1  @ Korumburra GC Lost 2-5 Vs Wonthaggi GC

Match Report by Captain: Peter Rayson

Against a well performed and undefeated Wonthaggi team who needed a win to cement their place in the finals, our team performed admirably coming within a whisker of an upset victory.

Tom Williamson lost a close match on the last hole whilst my own went south on the nineteenth. These two matches converted would have seen victory come our way. We welcomed new club member Mathew Bowey to the team playing his first ever pennant match and proved he will be a valuable asset for the club coming away with a convincing 5&3 win.

Tom Sorrell was up against one of South Gippsland’s top golfers and put up a great effort, while Chris had a similar opponent in Darren Green whose name appears regularly in past club championships at our club taking him to the seventeenth hole. Sparkesy showed great mettle nailing his opponent on the nineteenth with a solid par.

A huge thank you to Ian Murchie for showing great club support  filling in again whilst preoccupied with other concerns.

Next week we take on Korumburra at Wonthaggi  with it looking likely that we may have our full strength line up for the first time.


  • Tom Sorrell Lost 6&5
  • Chris Leaver Lost 3&1
  • Anthony Sparkes Won 19th
  • Peter Rayson Lost 19th
  • Tom Williamson Lost 1Dn
  • Matt Bowey Won 5&3
  • Ian Murchie Lost 3&2

Division 2 – BYE


Division 3 @ Aussie Golf Ranch – Lost 2-5 Vs Woorayl GC

Match Report by Captain: Chris Indian

Div 3 went to the Ranch on Sunday to play our close rivals Woorayl who had a significantly stronger team than normal for Div 3.  Unfortunately the result was not a good one for us as we went down 5-2.

The 2 players to do their bit for the day were Dean Brown who won 6&4 & Chris Indian 2&1.

We now have fallen back to the pack with 3 other teams also on 3 wins so we need to show some of that grit that the ANZAC’s showed & win our last 2 matches which will guarantee us getting in to the final, drop 1 & we will have to rely on some other matches falling our way – so come on guys let’s dig in and let’s finish a good year, lets make it a great year!


  • Brendan Simon Lost 3&1
  • Dean Brown Won 6&4
  • Gordon Morrison Lost 4&3
  • John Dalton Lost 2Dn
  • Chris Indian Won 2&1
  • Bryan McCorkall Lost 1Dn
  • Robert Rumian Lost 20th

Division 4 @ Wonthaggi GC – Won 6-1 Vs Welshpool GC

Match Report by Captain: Andy Bassett

Another great result considering it was 1-v-2 in Div 4 but the individual results were closer than it may appear.  Our two young guns continue to shine with Tim and Rock nailing comfortable 3&2 wins.

Tim came from 2 down after the 3rd hole to win the next 4 and to keep the lead but was given a valuable lesson when he was asked to replay his drive because he had driven from in front of the marker – a bit of gamesmanship considering there is only one marker on a tee (and none on some).  Tim took it in his stride but I suspect will never be caught out again.

Like the rest of the contests, Mark B (2 up),  Mark A (1 up) , Gary P (3&2) and I  (19th) all experienced being a number of holes down at different times and having to pull out all guns to claw our way back and take our respective games.

Peter J likewise had a great contest finally losing on the 18th after duffing an approach chip, which he rued was usually the strong part of his game.

Many thanks again to our Coach John whose chipping training regimes came to my rescue when two down with two to play and both approach chips saved my bacon, sending me into a play off, in which my opponent self destructed.


  • Peter Jaspers Lost 1Dn
  • Gary Peters Won 3&2
  • Andy Bassett Won 19th
  • Ryan Thomas Won 3&2
  • Mark Anderson Won 1Up
  • Mark Boler Won 2Up
  • Tim Boler Won 3&2

Results of the other matches and division ladders can be found on the South Gippsland District Golf Association website.

Women’s Pennant Results Monday 20/4/2015

Section 1 Leongatha 2 lost to Meeniyan 3 at Meeniyan
Toni West lost to Andrea Thorson 4/3
Helen Fraser lost to Dot Christie 8/6
Sharyn Rayson lost to Veronica Park 5/3
Wendy Parker defeated Heather Poletti 1 up
Trish Owen defeated Jan Trease 2 up

Ladder Points Games
Leongatha 16 17 Leongatha have won the flag, as
Meeniyan 8 12 ½ we cannot be overtaken on points
Foster 8 11 ½
Phillip Island 8 9

Section 2 Leongatha 2 ½ squared with Korumburra 2 ½ at Lang Lang
Maxine Eabry lost to Lee Clements 5/3
Dot Stubbs defeated Judy Webb 6/4
Meryl Findlay squared with Norrie Little Sq
Di Williams defeated Moira Rogers 2/1
Colleen Touzel lost to Chris Rickard 5/4

Ladder Points Games
Leongatha 14 15
Korumburra 12 11 ½
Wonthaggi 10 13
Woorayl 8 7
Lang Lang 4 8 ½
Meeniyan 0 5

Section 3 Leongatha 5 defeated Woorayl 0 at Foster
Pat Pease defeated Alice Campbell 4/2
Julie Tuck defeated Jenny Riseley 2/1
Joc Howson defeated Inge Giliam 7/6
Julie Howard defeated Di O’Connor 7/6
Coral Gray defeated Janet Thompson 4/2

Ladder Points Games
Foster 12 15 ½
Leongatha 12 15
Phillip Island 12 12
Wonthaggi 6 8
Woorayl 4 4
Korumburra 2 5 ½

Section 4 Leongatha 2 lost to Foster 3 at Foster
Marea Maher lost to Kaylene Morris 2/1
Marianne Leaver lost to Judy Bacon 1 down
Deb Miller defeated Joy O’Sullivan 3/1
Shirley Welsford defeated Val Gow 4/3
Loris Clark lost to Frances McGlead 2/1

Ladder Points Games
Leongatha 16 20
Foster 16 12
Welshpool 8 14
Lang Lang 0 4

South Gippsland Mens Pennant – Rd 4 Match Results

South Gippsland District Golf Association Men’s Pennant Rd 4 – Sunday 12 April 2015

The Leongatha Golf Club Men’s Pennant teams are sponsored by:

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Division 1  @ Meeniyan GC Lost 2-5 Vs Lang Lang GC

Match Report by Captain: Peter Rayson

At Meeniyan against a strong Lang Lang line up our team  performed admirably with some fine individual performances. We were close to a 4/3 loss with my own match going to the wire losing on the 18th after holding a two up lead in the closing stages.

Alan pushed his opponent all the way and was within a whisker of causing an upset win over his opponent who was off a much lower handicap. Sparkesy inflicted a mortal blow to his opponent sending him home early with a solid performance winning  4&3.

Tom Sorrell is rapidly finding his feet in the number  one position with a great win against Lang Lang’s club captain Peter Bolt.

The lesson learnt from the week end is if we play at our best we are capable of causing some upset wins along the way. With another couple of low markers to back Tom up at the top end we can be competitive with the best, and with the junior program in place at the club under the tutorage of our pro’s we have a great foundation for pennant in a few short years.

Next week we play Wonthaggi at Korumburra.


  • Tom Sorrell Won 2 Up
  • Chris Leaver Lost 5&4
  • Peter Rayson Lost 1 dn
  • Anthony Sparkes Won 4&3
  • Tom Williamson Lost 5&4
  • Al Adcock Lost 3&2
  • Dan Poynton Lost 6&5

Division 2 @ Wonthaggi GC Lost 2-5 Vs Lang Lang GC

Match Report by Captain: Bruce Hutton

Leongatha Golf Club’s division 2 side played against Phillip Island at Wonthaggi.  Although we only had two winners, two other games went to the 18th both of which we lost.

Congratulations to Russell Williams being our best winner 2 & 1 playing number one for the team. Our other winner was Bruce Hutton winning on the 20th hole.

Unfortunately Gordon Morrison and Peter Dowling both just lost on the 18th.  Barry Attwood, Grant McRichie and Nathan Wardle lost, better luck next time.

Overall our players showed enthusiasm and played in the spirit of the game against strong opposition. I am very impressed in our players personnel commitment to Leongatha Golf Clubs pennant participation. We have a bye this weekend but are looking forward to the next round and hopefully a win.


  • Russell Williams Won 2&1
  • Nathan Wardle Lost
  • Bruce Hutton Won 20th
  • Barry Attwood Lost
  • Peter Dowling Lost 1Dn
  • Grant McRitchie Lost
  • Gordon Morrison Lost 1 Dn

Division 3 @ Woorayl GC – Won 6-1 Vs Korumburra GC

Match Report by Captain: Chris Indian

Div 3 chalked up another big 6-1 win over Korumburra this time and while the result says it was big we had 4 matches finalised on the 18th hole & one on the 19th.  It could have gone either way.

Winners were B Simon 7&6, B McCorkell 3&2 then C Indian D Brown J Dalton all 1up & C Bear 19th R Rumian unfortunately lost 1 down.

Special thanks to Allan Adcock who at the 7th hour was asked to fill the void that was left in Div1.


  • Brendan Simon Won 7&6
  • Dean Brown Won 1Up
  • Colin Bear Won 19th
  • Chris Indian Won 1Up
  • John Dalton Won 1Up
  • Bryan McCorkall Won3&2
  • Robert Rumian Lost 1Dn

Division 4 @ Korumburra GC – Won 6-1 Vs Welshpool GC

Match Report by (Stand In) Captain: Mark Boler

This week, our captain Andy Bassett was unavailable and without his leadership and motivational speeches we were worried that we might struggle, but we pushed on in his honour.

Eventually we came away with a 4-3 win, so my relief was enormous as the stand in skipper for the week.

The rock (Ryan Thomas) played well with the guidance of his new Caddie Wendy. When he was Dormie 6 Up he  then proceeded to put the next tee shot out of bounds but eventuallyheld on to win 4-2. Tim continued his good form coming from 2 down with 5 to play to win 2-1. Gary had a disappointing result but enjoyed the day and learned a lot about the course, saying “it’s very tight but not long, next time I play here it is an iron course, leave the driver in the bag”.

I was lucky in encountering a player out of form but all other players had very tight matches. Ian Barlow came into the side this week and was unlucky to lose on the last hole, so eventually at 3-3 it was up to our star No1 player Peter Jaspers to bring home the bacon. Holding his nerve he came through with the goods wining 2-1. Another great effort by all the boys.

We are now 4-0, keep it going guys under the guidance of our illustrious leader who should be back next week, Andy.


  • Peter Jaspers Won 2&1
  • Gary Peters Lost 6&4
  • Barry Stevens Lost 4&2
  • Ian Barlow Lost 1Dn
  • Ryan Thomas Won 4&2
  • Mark Boler Won 6&5
  • Tim Boler Won 2&1

Results of the other matches and division ladders can be found on the South Gippsland District Golf Association website.


SECTION 1 vs Phillip Island at Foster 3 ½ to 1 ½ Win
• Toni West lost to Lesley Meadowcroft 1 down
• Helen Fraser defeated Sue Tsindos 4/3
• Sharyn Rayson defeated Imelda Daly 1 up
• Wendy Parker defeated Vicki Roff-Smith 5/3
• Trish Owen squared with Dawn Andrews Sq

LADDER    Points Games
Leongatha       16    15
Foster                8     9 ½
Meeniyan         4     9 ½
Phillip Island  4     6
SECTION 2 vs Woorayl at Korumburra 5 – 0 Win

• Maxine Eabry defeated Shirley Thomas 4/2
• Dot Stubbs defeated Sue Wakefield 3/2
• Meryl Findlay defeated Heather Sullivan 2/1
• Di Williams defeated Anne Poole 2/1
• Colleen Touzel defeated Thel Scoble 5/4

LADDER     Points Games
Leongatha        12     12 ½
Wonthaggi       10     11
Korumburra    10      9
Woorayl             4      3
Meeniyan          0      3
Lang Lang         0     0

SECTION 3 vs Foster at Leongatha 3 ½ to 1 ½ Win

• Pat Pease lost to Val Soderlund 4/2
• Julie Tuck defeated Judy Prain 3/2
• Joc Howson squared with Trudi Prue Sq
• Julie Howard defeated Sue Wylie 5/4
• Coral Gray defeated Merle Barham 4/3

LADDER          Points Games
Phillip Island      12       11
Foster                    8        11 ½
Leongatha            8        10
Wonthaggi           4          5 ½
Woorayl                4         4
Korumburra        0         3

SECTION 4 vs Lang Lang at Welshpool Leongatha were given a walkover

LADDER – do not know at this stage

Ladies Pennant Results Round 3

T West def N Crothers 1 up
S Rayson def D Gray 4/3
W.Parker def L Hammond 4/2
T Owen def Imelda Daly 2/1
D Stubbs def D.Andrews 4/2
M Eabry def J Sullivan 1 up
D Williams def R May 5/3
C Touzel squ C Stockdale
P.Pease def B Oates. 2/3
J.Howard lost to D.Fraser 3/2
C Gray def P Hanley 4/3
M Leaver def M.Anderson 1 up
D Miller def B Bowmar 5/4
M Maher def I Ruby 3/2
S Welsford squ D.Garry
L.Clark def M Barham 4/3
G Chapman def K Morris 5/3
H Mackenzie def J Bacon 3/2
G McRobert def F McGlead 2/1
P Toussaint def V Gow 1 up

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